Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening For the Underserved
A study of an equal-access military health system shows universal health insurance for both the military and civilian populations could improve CRC screening rates. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

ZEB2 Biomarker May Improve TNM Risk-Stratification in CRC
A study shows ZEB2 has clinical potential and may improve TNM risk-stratification and guide treatment in colorectal cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

' Fat Grafting' as a Third Option for Breast Reconstruction'Fat Grafting' as a Third Option for Breast Reconstruction
After 5 years of follow-up, there were no more locoregional recurrence events seen in patients who underwent autologous fat transfer than in matched controls patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Obesity Doubles Odds for Colon Cancer in Younger Women
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Oncology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Calif. boasts sharpest dip in lung cancer risk in U.S.
Lung cancer mortality in the state of California is 28% lower than the U.S....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report predicts plunge in U.S. lung cancer mortality CT lung screening reduces cancer mortality in men by 26% Global lung cancer death rates for women to increase Lung cancer more common in white women than men Cancer mortality continues to drop in U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Toddler loses her eye to a rare form of cancer after her mother noticed she couldn't see
Alice Taylor, from Poole, Dorset, was diagnosed with the aggressive eye cancer retinoblastoma in May last year when she was just two years old. She had been going blind in her left eye for months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Unsafe EpiPens; 9/11 Cancer Cluster; Trump's Op-Ed
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - October 11, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

AI model takes us closer to personalised cancer treatments
Researchers from University College London believe the model could help doctors identify the best medication and drug dose to help a patient beat the disease, while minimising side effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Panel Backs Celltrion Copycat of Roche Blood Cancer Drug U.S. FDA Panel Backs Celltrion Copycat of Roche Blood Cancer Drug
Celltrion Inc's biosimilar of Roche Holding AG's blockbuster cancer drug, Rituxan (rituximab), on Wednesday won unanimous backing from an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Judge may overturn $289 million verdict in Monsanto case
A jury found in August that Monsanto knew, or should have known, its Roundup weed-killer causes cancer (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A jury's $250 million punishment against Monsanto might get overturned
Two months after jurors awarded a dying cancer patient $289 million, the judge is taking issue with that amount -- and might overrule a huge chunk of it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paragon Genomics Introduces CleanPlex(R) UMI Panel for Ultrafast, Precise Analysis of Lung Cancer Hotspot Mutations at ASHG 2018
First Product in Family of New CleanPlex® UMI NGS Panels that Deliver Highly Accurate Results in Detecting Low-Frequency Variants and Mutations for Liquid Biopsy and Other Applications ASHG Poster Shows CleanPlex Unique Molecular Identifier (UMI) Te... Diagnostics, Oncology, Product Launch Paragon Genomics, CleanPlex, Lung Panel, Lung Cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exercise and Cancer; Smarter Mammography; Statins, Vitamin D, Keto, and Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Obesity linked to higher colorectal cancer rates in younger women
With colorectal cancer deaths rising among women younger than 50, a study found obesity was associated with mortality from the disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Younger Women
The higher a woman ’ s body mass index, the greater her risk for early-onset colorectal cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Weight Women and Girls Obesity Source Type: news

Inherited JAK3 Mutation May Up Head/Neck Ca Risk in African Americans
(MedPage Today) -- About 8% carry the single nucleotide polymorphism (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - October 11, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning: Should your poo soft or hard? The ‘ideal’ stool consistency revealed
BOWEL cancer symptoms include stomach pain, a change in toilet habits, and finding blood in your stool. You could reveal your risk of bowel cancer by checking your poo after using the toilet. Should a healthy poo be soft or hard? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Omega-3-rich diet may stop tumors from spreading
A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may halt the growth of cancer cells by strengthening the immune system and curbing inflammation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

WATCH: Lilly is raising awareness about metastatic breast cancer
Mira Sorvino and Anna Kaiser teach "GMA" how to do the "Thriver" yoga routine for metastatic breast cancer awareness. Learn more at the MoreForMBC Facebook page. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Probiotics help body survive harmful effects of chemo better than antibiotics
(Natural News) Chemotherapy has been used as both first-line and second-line therapy in cancer treatments, especially in conventional medicine. However, the treatment is also known for its adverse effects to the body, which can range from extreme fatigue to an increased risk of infection. In recent studies, scientists have shown that adding probiotics to the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Doubles Odds for Colon Cancer in Younger Women
THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 -- While rates of colon cancer have declined among people 50 and older, they're on the rise for younger Americans. Now, new research suggests widening waistlines may be one reason why. In the study, women aged 20 to 49 who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Midlife PSA Predicts Aggressive Prostate Cancer in Black Men
THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 -- Midlife levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) strongly predict future development of aggressive prostate cancer among black men, according to a study published online Sept. 17 in European Urology. Mark A. Preston,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Woman, 30, lay in a bath of her BLOOD after doctors dismissed her vaginal cancer as an STI  
Amanda Hayes, 30, from Didcot, Oxford, was turned away by her GP for months, who insisted her persistent bloating and abdominal pain was IBS, and even suggested it may be an STI. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New risk factor for mouth cancer uncovered
There are several risk factors associated with mouth cancer. A recent study conducted in Taiwan might add another to the list: air pollution. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Smoggy Air Tied to Higher Odds for Mouth Cancers
Title: Smoggy Air Tied to Higher Odds for Mouth CancersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

3D printing boosts efficiency of rib fracture repair
Researchers from Taiwan have created 3D-printed models of rib structures based...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Virtual reality, 3D printing resolve obscure lung cancer 3D-printed device aids knee replacement surgery 3D-printed hips may improve complex fracture diagnosis 3D-printed breast phantoms help refine mammography Study: 3D-printed mandibles may reduce OR time (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fat: A new player expands our definition of diabetes
(Garvan Institute of Medical Research) Type 2 diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions around the world. The World Health Organization reports that more than 422 million people suffer from the disease, including over 1.2 million in Australia alone. The consequences of diabetes can be dire (cancer, kidney failure, and heart attacks) and its prevalence is rising fast. There is an urgent need to better understand how diabetes progresses -- and how it might be stopped. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breast cancer patients use Twitter as a non-medical forum to share their experiences
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Twitter is a place where many cancer patients go to share and discuss their experiences of the disease. This is the main finding of a recent exploratory study, to be presented at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich, which analysed the contents of over 6,000 tweets and retweets about breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New ASTRO/ASCO/AUA guideline for prostate cancer supports shortened radiation therapy
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Three prominent medical societies today issued a new clinical guideline for physicians treating men with early-stage prostate cancer using external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). Adoption of the guideline could make treatment shorter and more convenient for many patients with prostate cancer. Developed by a panel of experts from ASTRO, ASCO and AUA, the new guideline recommends offering patients a treatment option known as hypofractionated radiation therapy as an alternative to longer, conventional courses of radiation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Immune cells in triple-negative breast cancer offer potential therapeutic target
(University of Pennsylvania) New research led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's Rumela Chakrabarti reveals how immune cells called myeloid-derived immunosuppressor cells contribute to the progression of triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease. Pairing chemotherapy with a drug that blocks these cells may one day help stem the cancer's spread. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Photoactive bacteria bait may help in fight against MRSA infections
(Purdue University) Purdue University researchers are testing whether a light-active version of heme, the molecule responsible for transporting oxygen in blood circulation, may help people infected with MRSA.Photodynamic therapy, or PDT, involves a compound known as a photosensitizer, which can be activated by visible light to kill diseased cells or bacteria. PDT is a clinically proven method for fighting cancer but has not yet been developed for treating MRSA infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New model mimics human tumors for accurate testing of cancer drugs
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have genetically engineered a new laboratory model that enables accurate testing of anti-cancer drugs by mimicking the complexity of human cancers. Using this advanced model, researchers will be able to discover the safest and most effective ways to use promising drugs called MCL-1 inhibitors in the clinic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Obesity associated with higher colorectal cancer risk among younger women
(JAMA Network) Obesity was associated with an increased risk of early onset colorectal cancer (CRC) among women younger than 50. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Blood test identifies more treatable cancer mutations than tissue biopsy alone
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania found that they could identify significantly more mutations through liquid biopsy instead of a solid tissue biopsy alone. The findings also show that patients whose actionable mutations were detected by the blood based liquid biopsy responded favorably to targeted therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UCI-led study reveals that cells involved in allergies also play a key role in survival
(University of California - Irvine) In a UCI-led study, researchers found evidence that mast cells, an important group of immune cells typically associated with allergies, actually enable the body to survive fasting or intense exercise. The study was published today in Cell Metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Latest Cornell dot features a new cancer weapon: Antibodies
(Cornell University) Ulrich Wiesner, the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Engineering in materials science and engineering at Cornell University, in collaboration with Dr. Michelle Bradbury of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and Weill Cornell Medicine, has proposed a novel approach to antibody-based imaging of cancer, using ultrasmall silica nanoparticles -- better known as 'Cornell dots' (or C dots) -- invented in his lab more than a dozen years ago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New clinical trials seek treatments for canine cancers, may offer clues on human cancers
(Tufts University) Two studies into deadly cancers in dogs are now underway, offered through the newly formed Clinical Trials Office at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University. Dogs with spontaneous osteosarcoma, as well as dogs with mast cell tumors and solid tumors, may be eligible for enrollment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How are pulsed electric fields being used in cancer therapy?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Pulsed electric fields are helping fight cancer, whether by inducing tumor cell death or by stimulating the immune system. A comprehensive overview of this developing field is published in the preview issue of Bioelectricity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study holds promise for new pediatric brain tumor treatment
(Huntsman Cancer Institute) New research published in Nature Communications from scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U), in collaboration with the Stanford University School of Medicine, shows a specific protein regulates both the initiation of cancer spreading and the self-renewal of cancer cells in medulloblastoma, a type of pediatric brain cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The significance of water in a promising biomarker against cancer
(University of the Basque Country) The UPV/EHU's Department of Physical Chemistry and the Biof í sika Institute have conducted a multidisciplinary study of the Tn antigen that appears in 90 percent of cancers. Two variants that appear to be similar but which have very different shapes in water have been studied. The work has been highlighted as the best of the month by one of the world's leading chemistry journals: the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Deep learning can distinguish recalled-benign mammograms from malignant and negative images
(American Association for Cancer Research) An artificial intelligence (AI) approach based on deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN) could identify nuanced mammographic imaging features specific for recalled but benign (false-positive) mammograms and distinguish such mammograms from those identified as malignant or negative. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Danshen, a traditional Chinese medicine, can be the key to treating oral cancer
(Natural News) You may not hear about oral cancer as much as, say, breast, lung, liver, or prostate cancer, but it isn’t any less deadly. Even today, it’s still considered a dangerous type of cancer – one that is hard to treat. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine discusses how red... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California judge mulls new trial in $289M Roundup award
A San Francisco judge said Wednesday she is considering tossing out the lion's share of the $289 million judgment against agribusiness giant Monsanto and ordering a new trial over whether the company's weed-killer caused a groundskeeper's cancer (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pan-tumor genomic biomarkers for PD-1 checkpoint blockade-based immunotherapy
We report the evaluation of>300 patient samples across 22 tumor types from four KEYNOTE clinical trials. Tumor mutational burden (TMB) and a T cell–inflamed gene expression profile (GEP) exhibited joint predictive utility in identifying responders and nonresponders to the PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab. TMB and GEP were independently predictive of response and demonstrated low correlation, suggesting that they capture distinct features of neoantigenicity and T cell activation. Analysis of The Cancer Genome Atlas database showed TMB and GEP to have a low correlation, and analysis by joint stratification revealed bioma...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Cristescu, R., Mogg, R., Ayers, M., Albright, A., Murphy, E., Yearley, J., Sher, X., Liu, X. Q., Lu, H., Nebozhyn, M., Zhang, C., Lunceford, J. K., Joe, A., Cheng, J., Webber, A. L., Ibrahim, N., Plimack, E. R., Ott, P. A., Seiwert, T. Y., Ribas, A., McCl Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Obesity Doubles Odds for Colon Cancer in Younger Women
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Obesity Doubles Odds for Colon Cancer in Younger Women
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Smoggy Air Tied to Higher Odds for Mouth Cancers
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Can Surgery Type Predict Opioid Abuse in NSCLC?
A study shows NSCLC patients who undergo minimally invasive procedures are less likely to use opioids long-term. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news